Volunteer Manager

Volunteer Manager

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • General management
  • HR
  • Project management
  • Volunteer management
  • Training


London Bridge, London (Central), SE1
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Within 25 miles of London


Either in or out of office hours We are very flexible on hours per week but we are looking for a long term commitment to the cause and the team.

Hello! We’re on the hunt for an enthusiastic and committed person to manage all elements of volunteering here in London with the potential to develop our volunteer program abroad. 

What will you be doing?

The role involves assessing and meeting AFFCAD UK's needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers. You'll manage volunteers and their relationships with those they come into contact with, ensuring volunteers are happy and supported in their roles whilst also ensuring volunteers are making an impact on helping us achieve our mission to support young people in Uganda. 


As a volunteer manager, you'll need to:

  • recruit volunteers for roles as and when needed
  • ensure there is appropriate support and training for volunteers
  • promote volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns
  • interview and recruit volunteers and ensure they are appropriately matched and trained for a position
  • monitor, support, motivate and accredit volunteers and their work
  • celebrate volunteering by nominating volunteers for awards and organise celebration events
  • offer advice and information to volunteers and external organisations through face-to-face, telephone and email contact
  • organise profile-raising events to attract new volunteers
  • attend meetings
  • be ready for a long-term commitment

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with

  • experience of managing or coordinating projects and volunteers (paid or unpaid)
  • experience of working across different sectors and developing links with other agencies
  • excellent communication skills
  • strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people
  • an empathy with volunteers and an understanding of their needs
  • the capacity to inspire and motivate others
  • the ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
  • good organisational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks
  • administrative and IT skills, and an ability to maintain records and produce clear written and oral reports
  • a flexible and non-judgemental approach to people and work.

What difference will you make?

Managing volunteers in their roles is vital to the success of our entire organisation. The smoother the ship sails here the more young people we can empower out of poverty in Bwaise, simple! 

What's in it for the volunteer?

In AFFCADUK you'll find a small, young, friendly and dedicated team, working closely with the team in Uganda. So, sooner or later you might be on a plane to Entebbe to visit our parent organisation!

We consider ourselves more as a huge family of people working towards the same goals and sharing basic values as a "simple" team.

  • Education
  • International development
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people
  • AFFCAD UK is a small, friendly organisation. We registered as a UK charity on 6th January 2016.

    We work alongside AFFCAD (Action For Fundamental Change and Development), a community based...